Why should you use posted signs on property? Posting property is a great way to let someone know they have entered private land and they might not be welcome. Using posted signs not only indicates trespassing but also can specify restricted activities . Signs are good for both rural and urban settings as a way to protect owners and their property.
Marking property boundaries let's people know the following:
- entering private property
- hunting is not permitted
- trespassing is not permitted
- how to contact landowner if necessary
- if access is allowed, the permission needed and who to contact
Posting also allows a safety net in court if something happens to a trespasser on private property. If signs are not posted clearly, a trespasser may have a valid claim that they were unaware of the property boundaries.
Most states have specific rules for property signs that must be followed. Some rules may include:
- Words used: POSTED or NOTICE
- Sign size: 11" x 11" or 144 square inches
- Lettering size: minimum of 2"
- Sign color: purple, bright orange, yellow
- Sign distance: every 100 feet
Some states allow the use of spray paint to mark trees and fences in lieu of a sign. Purple paint is frequently used because it stands out against common natural colors. However, if a trespasser is unaware of this marking method, it would be more effective to use a sign.
Check local and state laws to confirm what is needed to properly post legally in your area. Once you know what in needed to post, come to Hy-Ko and choose from our extensive selection of posted and no trespassing signs. Hy-Ko carries signs that meet most state's requirements.
Do you have a customer with a need for a large quantity of posted signs and wants them personalized? Contact Hy-Sign® Custom Signs today for a quote!
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